Tag Archive for WHL

Hockey’s Future end-of-season Calder Poll

3. Drew Doughty, D (LA) 6’1, 203 lbs. DOB: Dec. 8, 1989 Acquired: 1st round, 2nd overall in 2008 Although Doughty was unable to be the spark to lead the Los Angeles Kings into the playoffs, like Mason in Columbus and Ryan in Anaheim, his play for the rebuilding team was just as impressive. One…

Hockey’s Future Top 50 prospects: #12 Thomas Hickey

12. Thomas Hickey, D – Los Angeles Kings Returning to Seattle of the WHL, Hickey began the season concentrating on his defensive game and proving that he can shut down the top forwards of the league. After anchoring the blueline for Team Canada during the U20 WJC, the Seattle coaches let loose the reins on…

Hickey will wear number 37 in Manchester

Hopefully he will wear #4 with the Kings. Although I guess he would be the greatest player in Kings history ever to wear #37 (assuming he’s better than Denis Grebeshkov and/or Bob Kudelski).  The Manchester Monarchs, the primary affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, have added defenseman Thomas Hickey to their roster, Monarchs Director of…

Two T-Birds Headed to AHL

Defenseman Thomas Hickey will join the Manchester Monarchs for the rest of their season. The Monarchs are the top minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. In four seasons with the T-Birds Hickey appeared in 262 games and had 39 goals and 138 assists for 177 points. He had a plus/minus rating of plus-73…

Pro Hockey coming back to L.A.?

I’m not holding my breath. Still mad about the whole Monarchs fiasco.

LA Times, 3/27/59


Transfer of franchise in Western League discussed with Coliseum Commission

by Charles Curtis

Growth of the Western Hockey League, which is currently seeking to expand to Los Angeles and San Francisco, into a major league capable of rivaling the long-entrenched National Hockey League, was envisioned yesterday by WHL president Al Leader.